The head of the Melitopol district of the Zaporozhye region Andriy Siguta said that the Kakhovka reservoir no longer exists. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to Siguta, at the moment the consequences of the explosion of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station have been almost completely eliminated.
“The Kakhovsky reservoir is no more. <...> Little remained in the Kherson region. In our area, exactly where the main reservoir in Kakhovka, in the Vasilyevka area, has practically disappeared, there are puddles, ”she pointed out.
The head of the Melitopol region clarified that the Dnieper and Konka rivers no longer “spill” onto the site of the former reservoir and flow through their channels, “like in the old days.”
Also, the water from the Kakhovka Reservoir stopped flowing into the Northern Crimean Channel. Siguta added that the water inside is currently one meter below the level of the fence.
Recall that on the night of June 6, the shelling of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by the Ukrainian army led to the destruction of its dam and the flooding of several settlements. The consequence of what happened was the disappearance of the Kakhovka reservoir, which supplied water to a number of Russian and Ukrainian regions.